Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Cassandra Complex - March 12"
Here's another request. The 'March' 12" is the band's first release, originally issued in 1984 on their own Complex label. My copy is the German pressing on Normal Records from 1985.
The Cassandra Complex started in the early 80's. Members then were Rodney Orpheus, who moved from Northern-Ireland to Leeds, Paul Dillon and Andrew Booth. After the self-released 'March' 12", The Cassandra Complex signed with local Leeds label Rouska Records. On this label they released the excellent 'Moscow Idaho' 12", 'Datakill' 12" and 'Grenade' LP. There is also the album 'Hello America' which was compiled from previous releases for the USA.
After Rouska Records finished, the band signed to Belgian indie Play It Again Sam. The most interesting release is the 'Something Came Over Me' 12", their own interpretation of the Throbbing Gristle song. Also the double live album 'Feel The Width' was released on PIAS.
The Cassandra Complex released a few more albums in the early 90's but I haven't heard any of them.
If some of you are interested in more of the early Cassandra Complex releases, just let me know.
The Cassandra Complex webpage can be found here.
March 12" (Normal Records-Normal 23-1985)
2. Pickup (Live)